Lalu Prasad Shaw

"Art needn't be realistic - but it absolutely must be truthful."

Lalu Prasad Shaw was born in Bengal in 1937, and completed his education in fine arts at the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Kolkata.

Known widely for his highly stylized portraits of Bengali women and couples, Lalu Prasad Shaw’s works lay the most emphasis on his subject’s physical characteristics. Capturing the expressions of his subjects...
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Honours and Awards
  • 1981 All India Graphic and Drawing Exhibition, Chandigarh
  • 1978 Award for Graphic Art and Drawing, India
  • 1976 Birla Academy Award for Graphic Art, India
  • 1971 National Award in Graphic Art, India
  • 1959 West Bengal Lalit Kala Academy's Award for Graphic Art, India
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    PAST AUCTIONS          
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    Lot 40 Details

    Summer Online Auction 13-14 July 2021

    Lalu Prasad Shaw

    Untitled

    Tempera on paper

    19 x 14.5 in

    Winning bid
    $8,763
    Rs 6,44,100
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 55 Details

    Winter Online Auction: Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles 9-10 December 2020

    Lalu Prasad Shaw

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    Winning bid
    $18,840
    Rs 13,75,320
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 5 Details

    REDiscovery: Auction of Art and Collectibles 22-23 July 2020

    Lalu Prasad Shaw

    Untitled

    Tempera on paper

    22 x 15.5 in

    Winning bid
    $5,303
    Rs 3,92,400
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 20 Details

    REDiscovery: Auction of Art and Collectibles 22-23 July 2020

    Lalu Prasad Shaw

    Untitled

    Tempera on board

    28 x 20 in

    Winning bid
    $6,876
    Rs 5,08,800
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    PAST StoryLTD AUCTIONS          
    Showing 4 of 137 works

    Lot 30 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 3 August 2021

    Lalu Prasad Shaw

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    Winning bid
    $883
    Rs 64,470
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 44 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 3 August 2021

    Lalu Prasad Shaw

    Untitled

    Tempera on mount board

    17 x 11.5 in

    Winning bid
    $3,655
    Rs 2,66,820
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 7 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 20 July 2021

    Lalu Prasad Shaw

    Untitled

    Conte pencil on paper

    18.25 x 13 in

    Winning bid
    $2,552
    Rs 1,86,270
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 30 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 20 July 2021

    Lalu Prasad Shaw

    Untitled

    Tempera on paper

    20.5 x 14.25 in

    Winning bid
    $5,052
    Rs 3,68,790
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    EXHIBITIONS          
    Showing 4 of 6 works

    Lot 464 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Lalu Prasad Shaw

    Untitled

    Serigraphy on paper

    14 x 20 in




    Lot 465 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Lalu Prasad Shaw

    Untitled

    Watercolour and pastel on paper

    22.75 x 17.25 in




    Lot 466 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Lalu Prasad Shaw

    Fish

    Tempera on paper pasted on board

    13.5 x 18 in




    Lot 467 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Lalu Prasad Shaw

    Thinking

    Pen and ink on paper

    19 x 18.5 in




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